OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Firefighters responded to a brush fire at a homeless encampment, in West Oakland.
Crews were dispatched at about 7:30 p.m, after reports of a vegetation fire on Wood Street.READ MORE: Elderly Asian Woman Stabbing Attack Triggers Blame Game Between San Francisco DA, Police Officers Assn
The Oakland Fire Department posted a tweet around 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, asking for additional engines for water supply and for more crews on the ground.
“A water shuttle operation is being utilized because there are no hydrants in the area,” said the Tweet.
Around 9 p.m., authorities tweeted the fire was under control.READ MORE: 1 Taken To Hospital, 2 Vehicles Damaged In Vegetation Fire Along Highway 101 In San Jose
UPDATE: This incident which was first dispatched at 1931 HRS is now Under Control. In total, about 2 acres of brush and trash burned. Thankfully, no injuries or displaced residents. Cause of the Fire is under investigation. #OFD https://t.co/9QSzCizYaQ
— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) October 13, 2020
“In total, about 2 acres of brush and trash burned. Thankfully, no injuries or displaced residents.”MORE NEWS: Snakes by the Planes: Endangered San Francisco Species Found Thriving in Wetlands at SFO
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.